All Reviews Written by "Ridley"

Anzula - Cricket
wonderful beautiful yarn 5 out of 5 stars
I got this in sea breeze to make a scarf and fell in love with it, I then quickly ordered the same color but in the For better or worsted weight.for a throw As with the other this is beautiful to work with, has great stitch definition, color is like my monitor shows it a real sea blue! I have frogged this yarn and no problems. Both yarns are so soft and no problems winding and no knots. I know it is not cheap but it's the only yarn I have found that is on the high end and worth the money. So many well known popular yarns do not live up to their name IMHO. I cannot imagine anyone saying this yarn is not worth the price. If you need a heavier weight I can also recommend the For better or Worse weight. Right now I am working on 2 projects one with each yarn and they are such a joy to work with. Sorry if I went on, but this is the 1st yarn in a long time that I have been excited about. Thanks girls at JB's for helping me with this. Mimi
By Ridley on Jul 07, 2017 9 out of 16 found this review helpful
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Anzula - For Better or Worsted
Love This Yarn 5 out of 5 stars
This is one of the best yarns I have ever knitted with and I have tried all the so called best. Because I did not play with the stitches in my project before hand something I usually do with more complicated patterns I have had to frog several times and no problem with this yarn! It is so soft and stitches show up great. It also was no problem winding and no knots! I got the color sea breeze and was a little leery since I have found so many blues don't photograph well and end up be muddy looking. Not this one, it is just as it appears on my screen. a beautiful shade of sea blue! Thank the girls at JB's with all their help with this one. Jimmy Beans is the best place to shop!
By Ridley on Jul 07, 2017 3 out of 6 found this review helpful
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Shibui - Heichi
Nice yarn but...... 3 out of 5 stars
This is a nice yarn, colors are great but I don't like the feel of recycled silk. This yarn splits easily. Maybe it will soften with a wash. If you like the rough feeling of recycled silk you will like this yarn. It is just my personal taste that I prefer yarn that feels good going through my fingers!
By Ridley on Mar 13, 2013 23 out of 36 found this review helpful
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Addi - Addi Lace Needles
Still my favorite needles 5 out of 5 stars
every time I order a pair of these needles whether for myself or as a gift I get a notice to review them! I still think they are the best needles and no matter what else I try I go back to the Addi Lace.
By Ridley on Mar 13, 2013 15 out of 18 found this review helpful
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Malabrigo - Silky Merino
Love this yarn 5 out of 5 stars
Am knitting a jacket from knitters magazine of several colors of this yarn, it is great to work with, feels good, soft but has body and the colors are great.
By Ridley on Mar 23, 2012 4 out of 8 found this review helpful
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Sandra McIver - Knit, Swirl!
Not sure 3 out of 5 stars
I love the idea of the swirl coats, but the charts scared me! I need to sit down and actually read the beginning of this book before I decide if I am up to trying one of the many beautiful patterns. I'll have to get back to this review sometime in the future after I have had some time to digest it!
By Ridley on Jul 19, 2011 13 out of 27 found this review helpful
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Rowan - Kim Hargreaves Pattern Books
One of the best 5 out of 5 stars
I haven't knitted anything from this yet but there are at least 3 patterns if not more that I want to knit from this book. Will have to find substitute yarns however since I don't like Rowan's All Seasons Cotton 2 patterns I like call for it. the various patterns use it as well as cotton Glace, Pima Cotton, Sienna, Handknit cotton,kid silk haze, & Lenpur Linen.and I might have missed a couple There is crochet as well as knit. I may do a couple in a cotton yarn, but I think for the beautiful cardigan I will use a wool/cotton blend. Kim Hargreaves outdid herself with this one and well worth the price.
By Ridley on Jul 19, 2011 61 out of 122 found this review helpful
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Indigirl - Indigirl Patterns
Not Me 3 out of 5 stars
I fell in love with the looks of the front of this but then after reading the pattern I realized it wasn't me the back is too short and involved too much work to revise. It would be great for a much younger person.
By Ridley on Jul 19, 2011 5 out of 10 found this review helpful
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Berroco - Blackstone Tweed Chunky
love this yarn 5 out of 5 stars
I just received my order of 16 skeins of this yarn (Steamers color) it is so soft doesn't feel like what I think of tweed type yarns. I bought this for Harwood Coat in Fresh Fashion Knits and it is working up beautifully and is so soft I can see it in a next to the skin garment! I hope all the skeins that have recently been on Woolwatchers (where I got mine) is just to get rid of current stock and doesn't mean JB is no longer going to be carrying this great yarn!
By Ridley on Jul 14, 2011 3 out of 5 found this review helpful
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Malabrigo - Malabrigo Book Series
Good Variety 3 out of 5 stars
I went to the Malabrigo website and looked at the various projects. I only gave it 3 stars because of my taste in knitting. However there is probably something for everyone in this book. There was one particularly beautiful shawl that almost makes me want to knit shawls and buy the book. (If you love shawls and cowls this is probably a worth while buy.) Several pullover sweaters, hats & a darling baby hooded sweater. (makes me wish I had a small one to knit for!ʝisappointed only one cardigan because I seem to be into knitting those more than anything else. I love Malabrigo yarn. I went back and looked again and see a pullover I might like and I could make the shawl for a friend,and the cowl for another friend. can you tell I am talking myself into buying this book!!!
By Ridley on Jun 21, 2011 11 out of 19 found this review helpful
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